Release date: May 2011
Style: Psychedelic black metal

Rating:

7.1 | 7 votes

Owners:

1 has it
1 wants it


Odes Of Prurience
01. Endless Hunger And Pain... The Need To Feed
02. Riders Of The Pale Horse... Crucifixion Of The Worm
03. Tear You Out From Within... Tear You Out With My Sin

Odes Of Satiation
04. Virginity Without Breath... Touch Me
05. Swalling Seas Of Desire... Smashing Vessels Spilling Thought
06. Embrace Beauty In Your Arms... And Slit Her Throat

Review


Additional info
First press limited to 100 hand-numbered cassettes.
Second press limited to 200 hand-numbered cassettes.

Guest review by
Slayer666

Rating:
8.4
If you still haven't heard Arizmenda's debut, you need to drop whatever you're doing and go listen to it. Got a date with an Italian supermodel? Forget that bitch, go listen to the album. Took an arrow in the knee? Pull it out and rush off to get that record. House on fire? I don't care, just go listen to Within The Vacuum Of Infinity already. That said, Without Circumference Nor Center is less of a must-listen than its incredible predecessor. Somewhere in the process of transition between Arizmenda's full-on psychedelic black metal to a much more raw, lo-fi sound, a chunk of magic was lost: leaving us with an album which, albeit great in its own right, doesn't exactly live up to the predecessor.

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published 20.12.2011 | Comments (3)

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Troy Killjoy - 15.12.2011 at 06:51  
  The only track I found even momentarily pleasing was the final one. Maybe because it signified the torture was finally coming to an end.

Bitchin' cover though.
Slayer666 - 15.12.2011 at 15:47  
Rating: 8 Calling dibs on reviewing this too. >:[
Troy Killjoy - 15.12.2011 at 19:24  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 15.12.2011 at 15:47
Calling dibs on reviewing this too. >:[

I might review the debut for fun to be honest. Won't be frontpage material, but it'll still be awesome.
Slayer666 - 16.12.2011 at 19:01  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 15.12.2011 at 19:24

I might review the debut for fun to be honest. Won't be frontpage material, but it'll still be awesome.


I didn't have a creative block like this one in a loooong while, so the review might take some time to write... :/
Troy Killjoy - 16.12.2011 at 20:50  
 
Written by Slayer666 on 16.12.2011 at 19:01
I didn't have a creative block like this one in a loooong while, so the review might take some time to write... :/

Meh, take your time. I know how it feels to run out of steam and describing a band like Arizmenda isn't an easy thing to do.

Well, it'd be easier for me to say why I like the debut as opposed to why I don't like this one. I can't seem to put my finger on it, aside from the "eerie vibe" thing.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.12.2011 at 00:20  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 16.12.2011 at 20:50

Meh, take your time. I know how it feels to run out of steam and describing a band like Arizmenda isn't an easy thing to do.

Well, it'd be easier for me to say why I like the debut as opposed to why I don't like this one. I can't seem to put my finger on it, aside from the "eerie vibe" thing.

I think this record doesn't have the three-dimensional sense of depth that the debut has. Everything is very foregrounded so it often sounds like a regular raw black metal album without the glorious overlapping, intermingling guitars that's present on the debut. I definitely don't like this in the way I do the debut. It's too rough around the edges and poorly mixed, but I think there's probably much to get from it given some effort (which to be honest I haven't done).

There's no doubt it's a very different record.
Troy Killjoy - 17.12.2011 at 00:22  
 
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.12.2011 at 00:20
There's no doubt it's a very different record.

That's a much better explanation than I could have ever hoped to give.
!J.O.O.E.! - 17.12.2011 at 00:24  
Rating: 8
Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.12.2011 at 00:22

That's a much better explanation than I could have ever hoped to give.

Skipping back and forth between album songs really does reveal a lot about the differences. New one has more of an improv feel.

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